2022 Elections

The City of Flagstaff will hold the regularly scheduled Mayor and Council Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. In this election, registered voters who reside in the city of Flagstaff will elect a Mayor and three Councilmembers and decide any ballot measure propositions referred by the City Council. 

If more than two candidates file nominating petitions for each vacancy in office, a Primary Election will be called on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. In the event that no more than two candidates file nominating petitions for each vacancy in office, the Primary Election may be dispensed with as to that office.

Mayor and Council Terms

The Mayor is elected at-large by voters residing in Flagstaff. The Mayor is elected for a 2-year term.

There are 7 Councilmembers. Each Councilmember is elected by voters residing in Flagstaff. Councilmembers are elected for a 4-year term.

The Mayor seat and three City Councilmember seats will be up for election in 2022.  If you are interested in becoming a candidate please contact the City Clerk's Office for more information.

Consolidated Election Dates

Special elections may be called by the City Council or as required by law. State law allows special elections (if any) to be held on only four dates each year.

  • March (second Tuesday)
  • May (third Tuesday)
  • August (first Tuesday)
  • November (first Tuesday after the first Monday)

Flagstaff Regular Election Dates

The regular Flagstaff elections for Mayor and City Council are held in November of even-numbered years. Should a primary election be needed, it would be held in August of even-numbered years.

Candidate Signature Requirements

A minimum of 1,602 and a maximum of 3,203 petition signatures are required to qualify for the ballot.